Heavy council vehicles have torn up a west end street, leaving a disabled girl effectively trapped in her home.
Scott Craig’s daughter, who did not wish to be named, is tetraplegic and cannot use Shaftesbury Place due to the potholes being so deep they would cause her wheelchair to tip over.
Access to a garage at the rear of her house where her wheelchair-adapted vehicle is stored is no longer possible due to the condition of the unadopted road.
Mr Craig said: “Trucks that weigh 25 tonnes trundling past every day have created holes more than a foot deep outside the house.
“There is a serious health and safety issue.
“The surface is simply not fit for the use of heavy vehicles.
“I’ve contacted the council and my complaints have fallen on deaf ears.
“I don’t know what the council consider an ‘acceptable timescale’ but I had no response in 15 days after contacting them.”
Letters to Mr Craig from the council’s environment department state: “In order to try to address some of the longer term issues (including the condition of the road, collection types etc), we shall along with our colleagues in City Development, arrange for a further consultation meeting with the relevant residents over the next couple of weeks and we will be writing out in advance to each resident with a draft agenda and also invite them to identify any specific areas of concern that they have ahead of the meeting.”
Mr Craig remains unhappy as his daughter is still finding life difficult thanks to the damage in the road.
He said: “This meeting cannot come quick enough. The view from my daughter’s bedroom is of potholes and overflowing wheelie bins.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “We will be inviting local residents to a meeting to discuss any concerns they may have.
“We will also be discussing that the road in Shaftesbury Place is unadopted in nature.”